TWO people were attacked by a man with a baseball bat during an incident at a Bournemouth pub.

Police were called to the Fiveways pub in Charminster Road at 7.35pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "It was reported that two men had been assaulted by a man who was in possession of a baseball bat.

"Neither of the alleged victims wished to make a formal complaint and they did not require hospital treatment. All those involved were reported to be known to each other.

"Following further enquiries, a 33-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of affray and possessing an offensive weapon and is assisting officers with their enquiries."

Police were also alerted to an incident in Wimborne Road, Kinson just before 2.30am yesterday.

They were called by the ambulance service who said a man had been injured in as assault and that there was a disturbance in the area.

The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

An 18-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and assaulting an emergency worker in relation to the disturbance at the scene when emergency services attended.

Inquiries are ongoing to identify the offender responsible for the assault. Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police via 101, quoting incident 5:76.

A witness said two fights spilled out on to the street from a bar in Wimborne Road and police attended on two occasions.

He said four police cars and one ambulance attended on each occasion.

The disturbances were reported as pubs across the area were allowed to open for the first time since the start of lockdown in March.

Pub bosses were urged to adhere to social distancing guidelines with table service only indoors.

They were also encouraged to take personal of all those entering their premises to help with tracking and tracing in relation to coronavirus.